Meet Ash, one of our resident foodies:
Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Bianca, one of our resident foodies:
Bianca is a Southern California sista living her dream in Los Angeles. Keeping up with trends is what she lives for and she chases everything fun, fab and happening! You’ll probably spot her checking out a new restaurant, at a concert, or chatting with an upcoming designer. She loves Coca-Cola in a can...not in a bottle.
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
What was once a 16-acre horse ranch in the 1920s and 30s owned by director of esteemed Hollywood classics “Gone With the Wine” and “Wizard of Oz”, Victor Fleming, is now the fully functioning bonded California winery, Moraga Estate. The first of its kind after Prohibition ended in 1933.
Located in the heart of Bel Air with views overlooking the Getty Museum, this vineyard includes acres of perfect wine growing hillsides, over 12,000 square-foot living quarters, and an on-site wine cave. After exploring the vineyards of Bordeaux, France and Tuscany, Italy aeronautical engineer Tom Jones purchased the horse ranch with his wife in 1959, and began his retirement building a winery in his backyard.
Looks like this Hollywood gem will be another one added to my “to do” list.
If you love mushrooms + french onion soup this recipe is for you! A lot of the ingredients you prb have laying around your house, so get cooking!
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Looking for an EASY, healthy snack? We all have seen those fruit snack/strips at whole foods but sometimes $3 seems a little steep for a 2 bite treat. Check out this amazing, affordable recipe for your very own fruit roll-up!
1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees F or the lowest temperature your oven will go. Line a 11 x 17 baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
2. Puree the peaches and sweetener of your choice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour fruit mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread to about a 1/8″ thick. I always pound the baking sheet on the counter a few times to make sure the fruit mixture is evenly distributed.
3. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 6-8 hours, until pan is set and the center is not tacky. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Gently peel off the fruit leather from the Silpat. Cut into squares or strips using a pizza cutter, knife, or scissors. If you want to make fruit roll-ups, roll the strips in parchment paper. Store in an air-tight container.Recipe courtesy of twopeasandtheirpod.com
Searching for one of the best bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon under $20? Look no further than the all-American classic from the Central Coast of California, Liberty School. Made by Hope Family Wines in Paso Robles this 2010 Cab pays homage to the tradition of honest work, dedication, and perseverance of the one-room schoolhouses that used to be centers of community, and knowledge in the American countryside.
Charlie Wagner, 4th generation winemaker and founder of Caymus Vineyards, along with his son Chuck Wagner produced this label in commemoration of the school Charlie once attended as a child in Rutherford, CA (14 miles North of Napa Valley, CA). Sourcing their grapes from Hope farms, another father and son duo, Chuck and Austin Hope, were then apart of Liberty School tradition. Together they created a niche for something special, a world renowned Cabernet Sauvignon that reflects true varietal character, premium quality and value.
Since its creation in 1975, Liberty School has gone on to earn its reputation as one of the best Cabernet Sauvingnon buys in the world according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In 2007 the label was names a "Top 10 hottest Wine Brand" by Wine Business Monthly and in 2009 Austin Hope was named “Winemaker of the Year” at the Mid-State Fair.
Here's what you can expect:
Aromas of black cherry and plum, followed by hints of strawberry and all-spice on the palate which make for a very approachable fruit driven red. The tannins have firm characteristics of a Cabernet Sauvignon with a supple finish that allows for a variety of food pairings. There’s a dry, moderate mouth feel, and overall elegance that cannot be matched for this vintage and price point.
order online at, http://www.hopefamilywines.com/wines/liberty-school.php, or ask you favorite wine retailer for every bottle in stock!
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There is a right and a wrong way to peel an avocado. Have you ever mashed it and basically broke the avocado?? Well, below is the proper technique on how to peel it so it comes out perfect!
You want to peel the avocado with your hands, as you would a banana: